Taraji Henson Testifies on Capitol Hill

By Lauren Victoria Burke, Special to the AFRO Award-winning actress and ‘Empire’ star Taraji P. Henson testified before members of Congress on mental health issues in the African American community. “I am here using my celebrity, using...

‘Straight Crankin’ Goes South

By Brianna N. McAdoo, Special to the AFRO The sounds of Chocolate City are making their way down South this summer, where Straight Crankin’ A Go-Go Documentary has been nominated in the documentary category at the 10th...

Planet Fashion at Artscape

This fashion power couple, models La-Anna Douglas and Rick Palmer strut their stuff during one of Artscape’s pop-up events, “Fashion Planet.” The street couture fashion show featured creations from designers Evette Monique Couture, Hyman...

Meek Mill Launches New Record Label with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Meek Mill is in a Jay-Z state of mind: The Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z's Roc...

Meek Mill’s Conviction Thrown Out, Granted New Trial

By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday overturned rapper Meek Mill's conviction in a drug and gun case that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him...

Summer Camp Uses Dance To Teach Students Life Skills

By ANDREA SMITH Associated Press JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Of all the mantras Anai Espinoza and her fellow campers recite each morning at AileyCamp, the eighth grader's favorite is this: "I am in control." "It makes...

Trump’s Bail Offer for A$AP Rocky Rings Hollow in Sweden

By The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden's prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and "offered to personally vouch for his bail," a hollow offer...

Ali is Blade, Portman is Thor, and More From Marvel’s Phase 4

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" may have closed a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the blockbuster factory is not slowing down and only expanding in scope...

Google Offers Job to Davian Chester, the Artist Who Created the Viral Juneteenth Doodle

By Brittani Hunter OAKLAND POST — In the new age of technol­ogy, social media networks like Twitter and Instagram are serving as effective recruiting channels. In addition, often times tal­ented candidates are finding jobs without...

“The Lion King” Cast Talks Reimagining the Disney Classic

By KATIE CAMPIONE Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's "The Lion King" has received no shortage of remakes and spinoffs in the years since its original 1994 release. Now, as the film reaches its...

Celebrating Multicultural Media

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA) of Washington, D.C. celebrated the grind, truth telling and barrier breaking work performed by journalists daily at their annual awards dinner. Held at the...

The Latest: Judge Orders R&B Singer R. Kelly Held in Jail

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local): 2:25 p.m. A federal judge has ordered R&B singer R. Kelly held in a Chicago jail without bond on sex crime...

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